The possible tornado that hit Murillo and parts of Thunder Bay Friday morning is being called a "down-burst wind event." A preliminary assessment has been conducted by Environment Canada and they plan on investigating the damaging winds further by examining their radar system. Powerful winds damaged property and took down trees in Murillo, while hail was experienced in parts of Thunder Bay.
Thunder Bay Transit will stop going over the James st. bridge starting September 6th. Instead buses will take Montreal Street to highway 61 and down Chippewa Road. Although this route adds a few minutes, Transit planning analysts say its safer for passengers.
Thunder Bay's Port Authority is seeing increases in the amount of cargo it sees on a monthly basis. In August, over 789 thousand tonnes of coal, grain, potash, bulk goods and general cargo came through the local port. That's a hundred thousand more tonnes than that same month in the previous year.
There could be as many as 5-candidates in the upcoming Provincial election in the Kenora-Rainy River Riding. The Northern Ontario Heritage Party says it has 1-candidate ready to file nomination papers locally. The party is expected to release the name of the candidate in the next few days. Leader of the party, Ed Deibel says they plan to have a candidate in all 11 riding's across Northern Ontario.